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Stockport County Football Club

Stockport County Football Club

First Team Performance Scientist


posting Date

role Type


First Team

Jun 6, 2024


Stockport County Football Club
Carrington Training Ground
Contract type
Permanent (Full time)
Closing date
16 June 2024
Job Description
Job purpose:

To deliver a high standard of performance science and physical preparation provision.

Key Responsibilities:

• The planning, delivery and review of pitch-based re-conditioning and return to play protocols.
• Working with the Physical Performance Coach to design and implement testing, monitoring and return to play processes and frameworks.
• Assisting the Head of Conditioning in training load periodisation and monitoring.
• Assisting Physical Performance Coach with pre- and post-training gym delivery where needed.
• Delivery of training and matchday warm-ups when needed.
• Ensure department provision of nutrition, recovery and physical preparation are delivered to a high standard.

General Responsibilities:

● Ensure cohesion, conflict resolution and support management of individual players.
● Set, monitor, and develop high quality professional standard and team ethic for the players.
● Compliance with club policies
● Compliance with the club’s health and safety procedures
● Compliance with the club’s safeguarding policies
● Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably expected.
● Always maintain professional conduct

Skills Required:

● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to use a variety of communication tools (verbal, written, digital)
● Strong organisational and administrative skills
● IT skills to include the ability to use performance analysis software and Microsoft office

Knowledge & Qualifications Required:

• Undergraduate degree in Sports Science or related subject.
• Postgraduate degree in Sports Science or related subject.
• Evidence of an extensive and structured CPD portfolio – including post graduate qualifications demonstrating a range of different skills

Experience Required:

• A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in an elite sporting environment, preferably first-team football.
• Experience in working well in a multidisciplinary team in the delivery of performance services.

Personal Attributes:

● Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
● A genuine team player
● Displays a high level of discretion and maintains strict confidentiality.
● Personable with an ability to build individual relationships.
● Hardworking and enthusiastic
● Ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
● Loyal and committed.
● Flexible approach to work during unsociable hours

The document is a guide only and should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive. It is intended as an outline indication of the areas of activity and will be amended in the light of changing needs of the organisation.

Equality and Diversity:

Stockport County Promotes equal opportunities in employment and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview.

Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the UK.


Stockport County Football Club is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to endorse this commitment. Roles will be subject to a DBS check. This will be either a basic, standard or enhanced check depending on the job role and responsibilities.
How to apply
Please send your CV, and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to: -- You will be asked to complete an application form as part of your application, this will be emailed directly to you by our HR department.

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